PHOENIX, AZ. (THECOUNT) — Danzail Walton has been identified as the victim in an early Saturday shooting in Phoenix, Arizona.

Walton, 26, was found suffering from at least one gunshot around 2 a.m. Saturday morning near I-17 and McDowell Road, according to officials.


According to Phoenix police, Walton was standing at a parking lot exit near Jaguars Sports Bar when two individuals pulled up in a vehicle.

Police say the suspects exited the vehicle and a “short verbal exchange” with Walton ensued. One of the suspects then displayed a handgun and opened fire striking Walton.

He was transported to an area hospital where he later pronounced dead of gunshot injuries.

Phoenix police say they are searching for two suspects involved in the homicide.

The two suspects are men believed to be between 25 to 30 years old.

A security guard in the parking lot allegedly shot at the suspects’ vehicle, and believes some of his rounds hit the Blue Chevy Sedan, reports ABC15.

Anyone with possible information should contact police at 911 immediately.


Geo quick facts: Phoenix is the capital of the southwestern U.S. state of Arizona. Known for its year-round sun and warm temperatures, it anchors a sprawling, multi-city metropolitan area known as the Valley of the Sun. It’s known for high-end spa resorts, Jack Nicklaus–designed golf courses and vibrant nightclubs. Other highlights include the Desert Botanical Garden, displaying cacti and numerous native plants – wikipedia.

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